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Leadership development that lasts a lifetimeStudents at the University of Pikeville are provided the opportunity not only for a quality education, but the challenge of character building, critical thinking and the finest leadership training through Army ROTC. These skills set students apart from their contemporaries and are vital to success in civilian and military careers.
Few programs can transform you the way Army ROTC does. Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) is one of the most prestigious and widely recognized leadership organizations in the country and the largest provider of the framework, tools and training to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer of the Army.
Those who choose to complete the training will have the opportunity to serve as officers on active duty, the National Guard or Army Reserves.
Career of your choiceArmy ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. The leadership training and experiences that students have in Army ROTC will provide them with a foundation to become commissioned Army Officers upon graduation.
Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, graduates will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army in either the active duty, National Guard or Reserve components. These officers will receive specialized training in their assigned fields and opportunities for post graduate education. Those who chose to continue will be provided the opportunity for a career of service.
ROTC pays in more ways than oneROTC offers a variety of ways to pay for college through scholarships and other opportunities. ROTC scholarships are some of the best college scholarships available and cover most of your education to include full tuition, books and a living allowance.
ROTC provides some of the best leadership training in the world. Employers everywhere recognize the value of hiring officers with proven, real world leadership skills and experience. ROTC provides students a real advantage in the job market.
Beyond the classroomWhile classes will help develop individual leadership and group problem solving, the Army ROTC out-of-classroom labs let you get active and outdoors with:
Contracted students can also participate in adventure training in airborne, air assault and mountain warfare training schools. The unique skill-set provided by the Army ROTC prepares students to tenaciously tackle the future in military or civilian life.
Who are we looking for?We are looking for the same kind of individuals that other top organizations seek: scholars, athletes and leaders. If you enjoy a challenging environment, consider yourself a leader and consider integrity, selflessness, toughness and courage to be attributes you have or desire, then you will succeed in UPIKE’s Army ROTC program.The 100 and 200 level classes are open as electives to all UPIKE students with no commitment or obligation. These classes teach basic life and leadership skills. They are a great fit as electives or for students curious about ROTC and the Army.
The 300 and 400 level classes are for students who have contracted and joined the ROTC program. They teach advanced leadership and prepare students to serve as officers in United States Army.
For information about the Army ROTC minor, click on the button below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Check out the FAQs for students, parents or advisors.
The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information.Requirements
Apply Online For An Army ROTC Four-Year High School ScholarshipIf you are applying for a scholarship, you first will need to create a MY GOARMY account. Once you create an account, you will be sent to the MY GOARMY login page. Once you can successfully login to MY GOARMY, you can use your newly created account information to login to the scholarship application site.
Army ROTC Scholarships Provide
Go Army – College Student Scholarships
Two and three-year college scholarships
Talk to your campus Military Science department about other ways to join Army ROTC.
Enlisted to Officer Program
The deadline for submission of Green to Gold ADO and Scholarship Applications will be determined upon opening of the application window.
Enrollment OptionsThe Army Green to Gold Program is designed to offer enlisted soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn a commission as Army officers This program offers enlisted soldiers several unique ways to earn a baccalaureate or graduate degree:
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as officer trainees in the Army Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Army Reserve/National Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.
Are you in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves? Enroll in ROTC through the Simultaneous Membership Program. SMP is a cooperative program that places Reserve Component soldiers into officer-trainee positions with their TPU unit while they participate as full-time students in ROTC. SMP cadets are non-deployable so they can complete their college degree.
Simultaneous Membership Program Scholarships
Four, three and two-year scholarships are available to qualified members of the National Guard or Reserves. These scholarships cover:
In order to qualify for these scholarships, you must:
Cadet Zach Frazier sworn in as a second lieutenant.
If you commit to a six-year enlistment in the Military Reserves or National Guard, then you can receive:
To activate Chapter 1606:
Director of Military Services(606) 218-5732ToddMcLean@upike.edu